famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

The Water's Chant Analysis

Author: Poetry of Philip Levine Type: Poetry Views: 120

Sponsored Links

Seven years ago I went intothe High Sierras stunned by the desireto die. For hours I stared into a clearmountain stream that fell downover speckled rocks, and then Iclosed my eyes and prayed that whenI opened them I would be goneand somewhere a purple and goldenthistle would overflow with light.I had not prayed since I was a childand at first I felt foolish sayingthe name of God, and then it becameanother word. All the whileI could hear the water's chantbelow my voice. At last I openedmy eyes to the same place, my handscupped and I drank long fromthe stream, and then turned for homenot even stopping to find the thistlethat blazed by my path.Since thenI have gone home to the cityof my birth and found it gone,a gray and treeless one now in its place.The one house I loved the mostsimply missing in a row of houses,the park where I napped on summer daysfenced and locked, the great shopwhere we forged, a plane of rubble,the old hurt faces turned away.My brother was with me, thickenedby the years, but still my brother,and when we embraced I felt the roughcheek and his hand upon my back tappingas though to tell me, I know! I know!brother, I know!Here in Californiaa new day begins. Full dull clouds ridein from the sea, and this dry valleycalls out for rain. My brother hasrisen hours ago and hobbled to the showerand gone out into the city of deathto trade his life for nothing becausethis is the world. I could pray now,but not to die, for that will come oneday or another. I could pray forhis bad leg or my son John whose luckis rotten, or for four new teeth, butinstead I watch my eucalyptus,the giant in my front yard, buckingand swaying in the wind and hear itstidal roar. In the strange new lightthe leaves overflow purple and gold,and a fiery dust showers into the day.


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

The Water's Chant Analysis Philip Levine critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. The Water's Chant Analysis Philip Levine Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique The Water's Chant Analysis Philip Levine itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 130
Poetry 160
Poetry 53
Poetry 177
Poetry 5
Poetry 75
Poetry 54
Poetry 215
Poetry 68
Poetry 124
Poetry 101
Poetry 204
Poetry 118
Poetry 135
Poetry 159
Poetry 138
Poetry 66
Poetry 45
Poetry 85
Poetry 119